31 Days of Halloween: Foam Cowboy Hat Tutorial

So my little ones are going to be Sheriff Woody and Jessie from Toy Story.  The biggest challenge for this was trying to figure out hats.  My little ones are 3 years old and 9 months.  So to find a hat that fit and they'd keep on their heads was going to be a challenge.

I decided to make them from foam.

Large foam sheets
Plastic jewelry "thread"

First, you'll need the measure the head.  Then cut out 3 pieces.  You'll need the rim, the rise and the top.

First, fold the rise in half and stitch it.  Then place the top on the rise and stitch it down.  I used my sewing machine.  It worked out fairly well, not perfect, but that is life.

Next, place your rim on your rise and pin it in place.  Since it is foam, pinning is difficult, but this helps it not move as you sew.  Now stitch it down.  Good luck ,it isn't easy!

Now thread up that plastic jewelry thread and get ready to add the trim around the rim.

I added some ribbon and called it good!
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  1. So cool! This is one of the best 31 Days ideas I've seen so far!

  2. Cute!! I need to make these for my kids :)

  3. This is so inventive!! Come over and share if you like. Linda

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  4. Thank you so much. We need 2 cowgirl outfits in 2 days and you saved the day. Grandma can whip the hats up and the girls will love them thanks.